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The Future of Education: Part Two

Last week, in the first of this two part series exploring the future of education in an increasingly digital, post-COVID-19 world, We explored key areas of education that are likely to be very different in the near future. This included how students will be assessed; how students and institutions will work together; where students will … Continued

The Future of Education: Part One

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been defined by near unprecedented disruption to the way people live their daily lives. This disruption has in turn catalysed a massive global uptake in technologies as people have sought to adapt to this new reality. Now, economies around the world are beginning to test the waters of loosening lockdown … Continued

Bahrain logistics: King Fahd Causeway demonstrates post-COVID digitalisation in action

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has placed a renewed focus on the role of logistics in global supply chains, with economies across the world exploring how best to keep imports and exports flowing at a time of unprecedented change. However, in rupturing the flow of global trade, the pandemic has served as a catalyst for the … Continued

Minimising economic disruption in a time of crisis: Cutting-edge tech and the King Fahd Causeway

A critical economic lifeline The King Fahd Causeway has played an important role in facilitating trade between Bahrain and the rest of the GCC countries, as well as ease of travel around the Gulf. Launched in 1986, the US$1.2bn project connects Bahrain with the region’s largest market, Saudi Arabia, allowing the transport of passengers and … Continued

How Bahrain powers the cloud to unlock digital transformation for global business

The cloud server is the cutting-edge technology backbone that connects everything from the internet-enabled apps on our phones to governments and big businesses. And while it might not be something that we can physically see, its very existence relies on mass computing power in locations around the world – locations like Bahrain. Amazon Web Services … Continued

AWS Summit Bahrain showcases gender progress and digital transformation

The Amazon Web Services Summit brings together the cloud computing community to connect and learn about AWS solutions. This week’s AWS Summit in Bahrain was the perfect demonstration of the Kingdom’s commitment to strong public-private sector partnerships as well as their achievements in the tech industry.  As part of the Bahrain Tech Week event, thousands … Continued

Reaching out across borders to benefit startups

Cooperation and collaboration are critical success factors for entrepreneurial startups. In a world increasingly tied together by advances in communications technology, it is more and more common to find partners, collaborators, mentors and even entire ecosystems working across borders. So, how can we bring together ecosystems in a way that gives us a multiplier effect, … Continued

Launching the Open Banking Revolution in the Middle East via Fintastic Bahrain

The advent of Open Banking, mandated last year, and set to come into force in June this year, is the latest step in Bahrain’s leadership role in the FinTech sector.

5 Upcoming Tech Companies in Bahrain to Watch Out For in 2019

Bahrain’s business-friendly environment has already helped attract and nurture many startup businesses, and new startups are establishing themselves all the time. The tech startup industry, in particular, is thriving, helping to grow the Middle East technology sector and generating more jobs every year. Tech businesses new to Bahrain don’t need to navigate the startup process … Continued

Innovating across a nation – a testbed for the future

With Bahrain soon to become one of the first countries in the world to offer commercial 5G services in June this year, we are at the forefront of innovation – not just in pockets or special zones, but spread across our entire country.